Leadership Changes in the School of Communications | Webster University

Leadership Changes in the School of Communications

ST. LOUIS (August 21, 2019) – As of August 19, associate professor Aaron AuBuchon is serving as the new associate dean of the School of Communications. In addition, associate professor Chris Sagovac is serving as the chair of the Department of Electronic and Photographic Media. Both positions are part of the SOC leadership team.

Aaron AuBuchon headshotAuBuchon became a member of the Webster University community as a student earning both his bachelor's and master's degrees in media communications. Since then, he served as an adjunct instructor, lecturer, assistant professor, associate professor, video production program facilitator, and, most recently, as chair of the Electronic and Photographic Media Department.

"Very effective," is how School of Communications Dean Eric Rothenbuhler characterized AuBuchon's three years as chair of the EPMD.

"Saying I am excited about this new role is an understatement," AuBuchon shared with his colleagues and friends. He also expressed his appreciation for the support he's received and for the confidence Dean Rothenbuhler has placed in him.

Sagovac shares a similar history with the University. He earned a bachelor's degree in media communications and a master's Chris Sagovac headshotdegree in studio art. He served as an adjunct instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, and program coordinator for the BA in animation.

In an announcement, Eric Rothenbuhler described  Sagovac as "dedicated, hardworking, and creative, an important member of our community who is always available to help on whatever tasks are needed."

Please join the faculty and staff of the School of Communications in welcoming Aaron AuBuchon and Chris Sagovac to their new roles and responsibilities.

About the School of Communications
The School of Communications (www.webster.edu/communications) at Webster University prepares students to excel as skilled professionals in the global field of communications. We provide theory and practice in media courses framed within a liberal arts-based curriculum, augmented by personalized mentorship, and professional development opportunities. Sixteen distinct majors are available at the undergraduate level as well as five master's degrees in diverse fields of communications. We offer BA and MA programs on the Webster campuses in Geneva, Vienna, Leiden, Thailand, Ghana, Uzbekistan, as well as in Saint Louis and online.

About Webster University
With its home campus in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Webster University (www.webster.edu) comprises an action-oriented global network of faculty, staff, students and alumni who forge powerful bonds with each other and with their communities around the globe. Founded in 1915, Webster is a private non-profit university with students studying at campus locations in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa and in a robust learning environment online. The university is committed to ensuring high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.

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